Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree 🌟

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This book gave me a very specific feeling and, as a reader, you may know exactly what I’m talking about. There are some books I’ve read in my life that immediately have this feeling of a safe place or being comforting. The kind of books that are great for rereads because they give me a sense of peaceful familiarity. This is how I felt reading this book and it’s one of the major reasons I love it so much.

Viv is a great comfort character. She never gets overly riled and seems to always keep her head in most all situations. The people that come to surround her as she creates this new life are just as soothing. I feel like this book, so much like coffee and a pastry, is a balm to the soul.

It’s a love story to coffee and the eclectic gathering at coffee shops just as much as it is to friendship. (And, also, amazing cats!)

Definitely recommend this one!

Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire 🌟Arc Review 🌟

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I fell in love with this cozy mystery immediately and I can’t wait to read more!

Snowy Colorado ski town, a wonderful book store Book Chalet, a crime solving cat, Italian hot cocoa… how could I not love this? It’s perfect for curling up by the fire or under a blanket with a hot drink. Especially if anyone knows how to make Italian hot cocoa because that sounds so good!

The Christie sisters have no real relation to Agatha Christie that they know of but they and their family have been huge fans for a while. Owning the best and only Book Chalet in this wintry wonderland little ski town puts them in the perfect position to solve a murder when one actually happens. The Christie family plus the other oddball citizens, who take their mysteries seriously, make the perfect team. And, did I mention this is just the most perfect of perfect chilly/rainy day reads??? Because yaaaas!

Out November 1, 2022!

The Luminaries by Susan Dennard 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This is my new favorite book and I’m so excited because it’s a series!!! The writing, Winnie’s character and the amazing depictions of monsters (Nightmares) left me wanting more. As soon as possible, please!!!

Winnie Wednesday is a Luminary. She is part of a large group that keeps the rest of the world safe from Nightmares. However, Winnie and her family are outcasts because her father was caught as a witch (a Diana). So, Winnie feels like she has one shot to get her and her family welcomed back to the Luminary’s… and, that is to attempt the Hunter trials when she turns 16.

I loved everything about this book. Winnie is a great character to follow and there is no lack of imagination and excitement throughout this whole story. I cannot wait for book 2 because the ending left me with some major theories!

Highly recommend!

Out November 1, 2022!

Built to Last by Erin Hahn 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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I love friends to lovers, a one bed only trope and throw in a reality TV home remodeling show??? YES!!!

This was a hit for me. Shelby and Cam started something at age 17 when their tv/sitcom coming of age show went off the air 10 years ago and now, they are working together again!

This has a great build up to steamy romance and a lot of sweet nothings that left me sighing. What I especially loved was the attention to details about them as a couple but first and foremost as individuals.

Cam really had to make peace with his family, especially his father. He was also struggling with the idea of setting down roots somewhere more permanently than he has been. Shelby has spent the last 5 years sober and focusing on herself. My personal favorite thing about this book is that Shelby is a skilled woodworker and works with her dad on renovations.

If your a fan of romcoms then I definitely recommend this!

Out October 18, 2022!

The Family Game by Catherine Steadman 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This thriller had everything I wanted; family secrets, a dangerous game and major twists!

Harry, or Harriet, has moved to NYC from London with her boyfriend. The holidays are just starting, and he proposes in the middle of the skating rink at Rockefeller Center. Harry thinks she’s in for a wild ride already this holiday season with the prospect of meeting the Holbeck family, but she has no idea.

When Harry meets the whole family at Thanksgiving she learns that she will have to prove herself if she wants to keep her secrets. And, this “old money” family’s idea of that comes in the way of games that some may say are a bit cruel.

This thriller had me the whole way through and I definitely recommend it! Also, it’s a great holiday thriller!

Out October 18, 2022!

Fetish by Anonymous 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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Fetish is a collection of Victorian romance stories. 10 stories, each with their own fetish. And, trust me, these are fetish’s that I, at least, have never imagined!

I definitely found out my comfort level with some of these, lmao. It’s seriously a very wild ride and if you are prepared or not, I can guarantee you will probably be stunned at least once!

Out October 25, 2022!

Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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Found family, lgbtqia+ in the 1950’s and a murder mystery! There is not much more that my soul could ask for.

A very popular soap maker dies and her wife wants someone to solve the case, but kinda secretly bc of her and her household’s lgbtq status at that time. In other words, just trying not to draw attention. That’s where the main character comes in. A disgraced cop who was just fired for being found in a compromised position during a police raid at a gay club.

He meets the lgbtqia family of Lavender house and gets a feel for what a real found family is. That he shouldn’t have to hide a part of himself to be accepted and loved. This story touches on homophobia during the 1950’s and can be quite triggering but I think it was done in a good way. I also really enjoyed the murder mystery, especially because it kept me on my toes till the end.

Out October 18, 2022!

Content Warnings for homophobia, violence and death

The Witch in the Well by Camilla Bruce 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This was an intense and mind-spinning read. I loved how the whole book is from journal entries and documents. Also, the opposition between the two main characters was brilliant and created an even more disturbing atmosphere.

Elena returns to a town only known as F- in this book. She spent summers as a child playing at her uncle’s estate known as the castle and is now back to prepare it to be sold. However, Elena does not expect to be so swept up in the lore surrounding the well at this property and absolutely doesn’t realize that her new fascination will create a major rivalry between her and her childhood friend, Cathy.

This book starts off with drama and does not stop. The obsession of these characters with the witch at the well is what I found most disturbing. The way it seemed to infiltrate their lives resulting in actions and thoughts that seemed absolutely mad. I definitely recommend this as a perfect witchy read.

Out October 4, 2022!

Content Warnings for suicide, mental health, violence and death.

Jackal by Erin E. Adams 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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I had a feeling that this would be incredible and it was even better than I expected! This book brings direct attention to racism, class differences and hatred, and takes place in the author’s hometown but it’s the story that connects all these characters that makes this book so thrilling.

Liz grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and has returned for her best friend’s, Mel’s, wedding. When Mel’s daughter goes missing, Liz is determined to find her. However, she doesn’t expect what she will come to learn of this town and it’s history of missing girl’s.

I really enjoyed this horror. It has a very dark storyline and is a fast-paced read. I also feel like this tale is important.

Out October 4, 2022!

Content warnings for violence, gore, animal violence, death, racism.

House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This thrilling horror became darker and darker the more I read, and I was more than happy to devour this whole!

Marion lives in the southern part of this world in an area named Prane. This is one of those places where the exceedingly rich live in one part of town and the devastatingly poor in another, but both are neighbors. Marion breaks her back at work everyday as a maid, but the worst part is that she comes home to her violent brother. When she sees the blood red advert in the paper calling for possible new bloodmaids, she finally finds a way to escape from her current situation.

Bloodmaids are all beautiful women, but most importantly, their blood is used for the enjoyment of the elite Houses in the far North. Marion’s blood seems to taste divine to the taster and she soon becomes a member of the House of Hunger. However, what at first appears alluring and desirous begins to show a different side, a wretchedness. And, this is where the true horror lies.

Definitely recommend this to fans of horror!

Out September 27, 2022!

Content warning: blood, gore, violence, death.